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Sunset and iPhone app

Part of Neefer's adventure in Crafts
September '16

#sunset #mountdiablo#sunset in #waterlogue

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Belt of Venus

Part of Neefer's adventure in General
September '16


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Sunset on the Delta

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
September '16

#settingsun 🌅Beautiful colors from the #sunset 🌅Enjoying an evening boat ride.upload#sunset#sunset over #mountdiablo

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More flowers, including roses

Part of Neefer's adventure in Gardening
September '16

#flowers from the front yard #santabarbaradaisies #gerberdaisy and #josephscoatrose#gerberadaisiesI still get a #pink one, now and then. I think this is a deeper pink than the original seeds had. #nigellaAfter many years of trying, I found a #poppy that reseeds in my garden.

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More Roses

Part of Neefer's adventure in Gardening
September '16

#whiteclimberrose #rose 🌹 #roses#whiteclimberrose #rose 🌹 #roses#lareine #rose#mrlincolnrose #roses🌹

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Part of Neefer's adventure in Gardening
August '16

Some sort of #davidaustinroseInteresting effect from the sunburn #blownrose #judygarlandrose #rose 🌹 #roses#ingridbergmanrose#lareine or #lareinevictoria great scent. #lareinerose #lareinevictoria rose 🌹

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Front Yard Flowers

Part of Neefer's adventure in Gardening
August '16

#gerberdaisy#cockscomb #celosiaHopefully, the #celosia will naturalized like the nigella has.

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Birth Record of José Robles, Zacatecas, Mexico, 1882

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
August '16

Alas, not my grandfather, but since it took so long for me to read the passage, I decided to preserve it in case it was helpful later in my searches.


I probably missed more than just an accent here and there. José was born on March 19, 1882. I think my grandfather was born on February 8th, 1882, according to his social security registration info, but his grave marker says 1878. The search continues.

En Zacatecas, a (30) trienta de marzo de (1882) mil ochocientos ochenta dos a las (10 1/4) diez y quarto del dia ante el Juez de Estados civil ciudadano Valeriano Ferati compareció Aniceto Robles casado operario mayor de edad de esta verdad y presentó vivo a un niño exponiendo que es hijo legitimo suyo y habido en su esposa Maria Vega que nació en esta cuidad el día (19) diez y nueve del corriente á las (9) nueve de la mañana que lo puso por nombre José Robles que sus abuelos Domingo Robles y Leonarda Reveles y los maternos Juan Vega y Micaela Gallegos.
El cumparente(?) oyó leer esta acta y se conformó en(?) su contenido en presencia de los testigos Nasario Luevoeno y José Frinidad Hernandez casados operarios mayor de edad de esta vecindad.
No firman por no saber.
V. Ferati

Google Translate:
In Zacatecas, a (30) THIRTY March (1882) to in 1882 the (10 1/4) ten quarto the day before the Judge of marital status Ferati citizen Valeriano Robles appeared Aniceto old married largest operator of this truth and presented live to a child stating that it is legitimate child of his and been in his wife Maria Vega was born in this city the day (19) ten nine current at (9) nine o’clock that his name Joseph Robles Robles Sunday that his grandparents and maternal Leonarda Reveles and Juan Vega and Micaela Gallegos.
The cumparente (?) Heard read this act and settled in (?) Content in the presence of witnesses Nasario Luevoeno and Jose Hernandez Frinidad old married largest operators of this neighborhood.
No sign of not knowing.
V. Ferati

My Translation:
In Zacatecas, on March 30, 1882 at 10:15 am, Aniceto Robles, head of household, appeared before Judge Valeriano Ferati, presented his legitimate son, José Robles, and swore to his live birth from his wife, Maria Vega and that José was born in this city on the 19th of this month at 9 am and that José’s paternal grandparents are Domingo Robles and Leonarda Reveles and that his maternal grandparents are Juan Vega and Micaela Gallegos. The statement was witnessed by Nasario Luevoeno and José Frinidad Hernandez, both married, head of households of Zacatecas.
Truthful statement.
V. Ferati

Another one.


Court date: 2 May 1881
Child’s Name: Julia Robles
Birthdate: 12 April 1881
Father’s Name: Juan Robles
Mother’s Name: Maria Alealá
Paternal Grandparents: Paulino Robles y Yrenea Avila
Maternal Grandparents: Magdelano Alealá y Prudencia Rangel

Another José Robles

Court Date: 4 December 1880
Child’s Name: José Robles
Birthdate: 26 November 1880
Father’s Name: Juan Robles
Mother’s Name: Gregoria Gallegos
Paternal Grandparents: Candido Robles y Christina Aldape
Maternal Grandparents: Foribio Gallegos y Bonifacia Vasques

Juan Robles, this time.

Court Date: 20 September 1880
Child’s Name: Juan Robles
Birthdate: 31 August 1880
Father’s Name: Joachim Robles
Mother’s Name: Francita (Francito?) Gonsales
Paternal Grandparents: Gabriel Robles y Cecilia Aguirre
Maternal Grandparents: Francisco Gonsales y Macedonia Reynosa

So I decided to record more than just José; maybe it’s a sibling? And this one is different.

En Zacatecas, á 15 quince de Agosta de 1880 mil ochocientos ochenta, á las 11 once del dia, ante el Juez de Estados civil ciudadano Valeriano Ferati, compareció Louisa Robles, soltera, mayores de edad, de esta vencindad y esposo: que pedia se hiciera constar(?) su nombre con arreglo al artículo 80 ochenta del Código civil y presentó viva á una niña manifestando: que es hija natural

Court Date: 15 August 1880
Child’s Name: Nararia Robles
Father’s Name:
Mother’s Name: Loiusa Robles, soltera
Paternal Grandparents:
Maternal Grandparents:

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Weaving with Recycled Sari Yarn

Part of Neefer's adventure in Crafts
July '16

I’ve been using my loomette, a lot. My husband gave it to me for my birthday.

Woven on my loomette with sariyarn
Sari Yarn Squares

It makes 4 inch woven squares. I’m made several samples with various yarns, but I like these the best. They are primarily woven from recycled sari yarn. The sari yarn isn’t strong enough for the last woven layer. The 2 on the the right use the green crochet twist for the last layer. The hand is is much softer on the squares using the crochet twist.

#loomette #squares from #sariyarn using #crochettwist for the last "layer".

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Mandeville Tip Water Party

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
July '16

My cute kid.#fishingCelebrate!Nice shot.People bring all their toys: #drone#beltofvenus

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